Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just now?

I need to start getting back to writing daily and not writing about the past few days a few days late. Im gonna work on that!

Yesterday the nurse from RGI called and said that they would go over my blood work results but that there was something that she needed to address right them. She said that while I have low blood sugar and I am not even pre-diabetic that my IR (insulin resistance) came back and showed that I need to start taking metformin to control my PCOS. IR is one of the most common symptoms of PCOS.

I have MANY patients that take metformin for their type 2 diabetes and I have seen many of them crash due to low blood sugar. Being that I have low blood sugar anyways I was kind of resistant to this idea and was actually worried how it might effect me. They said that since this med makes most people very sick when they start taking it that they want me to ease my way into my dose. They want me to take 500mg at night for one week, then start taking 500mg in the morning and 500mg at night for a week, then the next week take 500mg in the morning and 1000mg at night for a week, and then finally take 1000mg in the morning and 1000mg at night. Sounds like a hefty amount to me.

Apparently the metformin is supposed to aid in ovulation, improve egg quality and has other benefits too. So, HERE GOES NOTHING!

I picked up the prescription and then came home to find out how starting the med wasfor some of the other girls who take it. 95% of them said that it was awful and they felt horribly sick for months when they started taking it. They said they had extreme nausea, exhaustion, food aversions, and basically just felt totally "off". Hopefully my experience wont be so bad.

My main question is why did my other RE not test this?! It is the most common issue associated with PCOS and he never felt like he should check it?!?!?! WTF?! I cannot possibly tell you how happy I am that I switched REs. THANK YOU LORD!


  1. I've been on metformin for 3 years (for PCOS). Never that high of a dose though. The first month is ALWAYS awful when they up my dose, but then I get in sync and get used to all the other sypmtoms. They aren't fun, but they aren't awful either (for me at least). Good luck! Happy ICLW!

  2. I know quite a few ppl who are taking metformin too, I've heard different things about how bad the side effects were for them. I really hope that you arent too badly affected by it.

  3. My experience with Metformin has been fine! I've lost about 15 pounds, which I think is partially due to the Metformin. My fasting blood sugar went from 107 to 91. I've hardly had any symptoms from the Metformin and I'm on 2000/day. Hopefully you'll be just fine! :)

  4. I hope your experience with metformin will not be bad. Hugs to you.


  5. I hope the meds aren't too bad.

    I love the picture at the top of your blog. Beautiful!

  6. I hope this medication helps tons (minus the side effects!)! Sorry about your last cycle! Huge hugs! (ICLW #75)